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Bay Area Authors

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1megwaiteclayton
toukokuu 31, 2008, 11:48 am

I was talking to a bookseller at Kepler's the other day about Bay area authors, and was surprised to find that she knew ones I didn't know and vice versa. Who are your favorites?

2mcna217
toukokuu 31, 2008, 12:13 pm

I live in the North Bay and my favorites are Gerald Haslam (retired from Sonoma State University), Dorothy Allison, the author of one of my favorites, Bastard Out of Carolina, and Greg Sarris who wrote Grand Avenue.

I may do a Bay Area category for the 888 challenge next year because there are so many great writers here. Our local library has a Book Festival each fall which has included many Bay Area writers like Michael Pollan and Khaled Hosseini.

3Esta1923
toukokuu 31, 2008, 12:38 pm

I'm now reading Michael Chabon, "The Yiddish Policeman's Union." (He and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman, live in Berkeley.)

4staffordcastle
Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 1, 2008, 12:03 am

Ursula K. Le Guin is a favorite of mine; she lives in Berkeley.

(Sorry, touchstone not working; her name is all messed up in many variations.)

5Baviv
Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 1, 2008, 6:11 pm

6megwaiteclayton
kesäkuu 1, 2008, 7:20 pm

> Ursula K. LeGuin ... lives in Berkeley.

I didn't know that!

7rocketjk
kesäkuu 4, 2008, 3:16 pm

Mary Roach and Kim Addonizio.

(There are two listings under "Mary Roach" which have already been combined, but I guess that's why the touchstone doesn't work for her.)

8gregtmills
kesäkuu 22, 2008, 4:48 pm

Michael Chabon asked me if I was leaving my parking spot in the Allston Street garage yesterday. I had just pulled into the spot, unfortunately. Sorry, Michael.

He was wearing a straw hat. Was with his wife. I was taking my kids to their swim lessons at the Y.

9megwaiteclayton
kesäkuu 28, 2008, 6:02 pm

Michelle Richmond. Her new novel, No One You Know, which I got an Early Reviewer ARE for, is wonderful!

10Esta1923
kesäkuu 28, 2008, 6:37 pm

John Caris lives in San Francisco. We see him at concerts by San Francisco Music Players. (He has a website:www.westgatehouse.com that has thought-provoking essays. . . and some of my pictures.)

11TheNovelWorld
heinäkuu 8, 2008, 12:16 pm

Firoozeh Dumas (Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without An Accent) lives in Berkeley.

mcna217 - Which library has this awesome sounding Book Festival? I want to go check that out this fall!

12gregtmills
Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 8, 2008, 1:00 pm

13mcna217
heinäkuu 8, 2008, 1:22 pm

#11

Sonoma County Book Festival

http://www.socobookfest.org/

I checked their website, they don't have this year's schedule up yet, but it's September 30th

14rocketjk
heinäkuu 9, 2008, 1:20 pm

#13 > I just checked the link you provided. The website now says the Book Festival is on September 20. Looks like fun!

15trishbrowning
elokuu 5, 2008, 7:21 pm

Meg Waite Clayton is one of my favorites, especially since she did a reading in the city I live in. :-)

But I'm DYING to read more of Michelle Richmond and maybe even attend a reading of hers, though she tends to stick to SF, and I live almost an hour north. :-(

16gregtmills
elokuu 7, 2008, 2:40 pm

I interviewed the young adult writer Ralph Moody years ago for a school project. At the time he was living in Rossmoor. I chatted with him in the rock polishing studio and he gave me a rock.

17megwaiteclayton
syyskuu 1, 2008, 2:47 pm

:-) Thank you, Trish.

Firoozeh Dumas actually lives on my side of the bay; she's a neighbor of mine!

Also on my side of the bay:

Lolly Winston (Good Grief, Happiness Sold Separately)
Lalita Tademy (Red River, Cane River)

18mcna217
marraskuu 14, 2008, 9:21 am

I thought this article about local writers who won the PEN may be of interest to this group.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/13/DDBB1435EF.DTL

19richardderus
tammikuu 1, 2009, 1:25 pm

This in no way relates to the topic at hand, but I feel sure the folks who hang in the Bay Area wouldn't want to miss a wonderful new Internet radio show by our own rocketjk!

It's over here! On until noon Pacific time.

20argyriou
toukokuu 9, 2009, 3:03 pm

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Robert Silverberg as a Bay Area author. I remember reading a story of his in Omni back in the late 70s or early 80s, and being actually vaguely familiar with the mean streets of Walnut Creek where he set his story.

21yeschaton
syyskuu 9, 2009, 5:57 pm

Owen Hill has written a couple of mysteries sleuthed by a Berkeley book scout/detective. Author lives there, too.

22megwaiteclayton
marraskuu 27, 2009, 5:17 pm

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - out this fall by Bay area author Allison Hoover Bartlett! I'm reading it now and really enjoying it.

23TantraBensko
tammikuu 23, 2012, 8:21 pm

I like Meg Pokrass, who lives in San Francisco.

24Morsepone7
tammikuu 7, 2013, 3:25 pm

I am a local author from the East Bay:
I write about Egyptology related subjects. I have about 50 books published, not all are on Amazon.com.
My first book was published in the early 1990s (Eye of the Pharaoh, Copyright 1990).

http://www.amazon.com/Michael-J.-Costa/e/B008NHCW08

Michael J. Costa.

25EllenLEkstrom
tammikuu 7, 2013, 3:38 pm

I'm a Berkeley, California author with five novels published by Central Avenue Publishing, all of which are available at the usual online bookstores and BookPassage at the Ferry Building carried Tallis' Third Tune and Armor of Light. The subject matters are literary fiction and historical fiction.

26EllenLEkstrom
tammikuu 7, 2013, 3:39 pm

My favorite Bay Area author was Marion Zimmer Bradley.

27plastron
tammikuu 7, 2013, 5:24 pm

Beth Lisick and Bucky Sinister

28yeschaton
tammikuu 14, 2013, 1:11 pm

Philip K Dick, 1928-82, lived in Berkeley for a time, on Francisco Street, and in Point Reyes Station.

29yeschaton
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 14, 2013, 1:14 pm

Terence K McKenna, 1946-2000, also lived on Francisco Street in Berkeley, and longer near Occidental.

30Esta1923
tammikuu 14, 2013, 1:17 pm

John Caris, San Francisco, has just published a sequel to "Hermes Beckons."

31Chancelet
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 18, 2013, 10:53 pm

Nancy LaRonda Johnson. Grew up in Berkeley, now live in Hayward and work in Redwood City. Published my book Anticipation of the Penitent. You can win a free eBook copy in exchange for a review in the Member Giveaways

32tros
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 14, 2013, 9:36 pm

Jim Nisbet is an east bay writer, The Damned Don't Die, several novels set in the bay area including Oak.- Berkley.

33EllenLEkstrom
tammikuu 15, 2013, 12:01 pm

Hi, Nancy: I downloaded your book and look forward to reading it.

34Chancelet
tammikuu 15, 2013, 10:07 pm

Thank you Ellen! I appreciate it very much.

35sophie65
tammikuu 21, 2013, 11:01 pm

also lemony snicket aka Daniel Handler.

36k00kaburra
helmikuu 3, 2013, 12:21 pm

My favorite SF Bay Area author is Christopher Moore - some of his books are set in San Francisco, where he lives. Funny guy!

37EllenLEkstrom
helmikuu 4, 2013, 10:00 am

I had the delight and misfortune of starting to read Lamb on a weekend that I was assigned to preach and I kept remembering Moore's work while preaching and it was a lot of work to keep it together and be serious when seriousness was called for! That'll teach me! A parishioner recommended the book to me - I can't get the lizard in the mouth out of my brain no matter what I try!

38k00kaburra
helmikuu 4, 2013, 7:15 pm

37 - The lizard in the mouth bit always makes me crack up :)